Details of Data from Eurofleets+ BENCHMARK cruise


Dataset identification

Title of datasetData from Eurofleets+ BENCHMARK cruise
Narrative summary of datasetData collected during the BENCHMARK cruise. The cruise was carried out between August 1-10, 2021 on Denmark Strait, in Icelandic and Greenlandic waters. The objectives of the cruise were to characterise the composition and distribution of epibenthic fauna in the Denmark Strait, with a particular focus on taxa considered indicators of Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem, and to survey water mass properties and flow structure in the area.
Summary of processing methodologyData processing is described in the cruise report.
Supporting documentationCruise report
Project/programmeEUROFLEETS+: An Alliance of European marine research infrastructure to meet the evolving needs of the research and industrial communities
Start date2021-08-01
End date2022-08-10

Responsible organisations

Organisation nameMarine and Freshwater Research Institute
Role of organisationDataset Holding Organisation
Organisation nameMarine and Freshwater Research Institute
Role of organisationOriginator of Dataset

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Dataset formatDelimited
Text or Plaintext
Public accessNo limitations
License for useCC-BY 4.0


Latitude north boundary68.3014
Longitude east boundary-23.1627
Latitude south boundary64.7175
Longitude west boundary-30.4585
Sea areaNorth Atlantic Ocean
Greenland Sea
Vertical extent maximum1744 Metres

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typeBiota abundance, biomass and diversity
Water column temperature and salinity
Gravity, magnetics and bathymetry
ParameterAcoustic backscatter in the water column
Variable fluorescence parameters
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Density of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Instrument typecurrent profilers
Instrument nameTeledyne RDI Ocean Surveyor 75kHz vessel-mounted ADCP
Instrument typeCTD
Instrument nameSea-Bird SBE 911plus CTD
Instrument typethermosalinographs
Instrument nameSea-Bird SBE 21 Thermosalinograph
Instrument typemulti-beam echosounders
Instrument nameKongsberg EM 302 multibeam echosounder
Platform typeresearch vessel
Platform nameG.O. Sars

Process information

Submitting organisationMarine and Freshwater Research Institute
Submission identifier (UUID)e4533df2-b63b-441e-9cd9-c357d74a91fb
Date of dataset creation2021-08-01
Date of metadata creation2022-04-01
Date of metadata latest revision2022-07-04
Date of publishing2022-07-21
Processing data centreRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Belgian Marine Data Centre
Summary record-ID1083